Geeking Out: A Look At 2017 Trends From The New Distributor On The Block

December 13, 2017

My first year as a licensed distributor is coming to an end. Building a start-up has taken most of my time and I am usually Read More

New Company Rapidly Changing How 3-Tier Alcohol Distribution Happens

December 7, 2017

Cheryl Durzy with WINnovation Award, photo courtesy of North Bay Business Journal   The vast majority of wineries in the US produce less than 5,000 Read More

Top Ten Wine News Stories of 2017

December 5, 2017

Posted by Tom Wark on Dec 5, 2017   Wine News in 2017 was big and varied. Lots of big changes and big events. Some Read More

A Young Online Beverage Alcohol Three-Tier System, LibDib, Evolves

December 1, 2017

Its official name is Liberation Distribution ™ (LibDib ™), and it calls itself “ the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale Read More

Liberation Distribution Updates Platform, Introduces New Features

December 1, 2017

Press Release          Dec. 1, 2017 at 1:29 PM   SAN JOSE, Calif. — Liberation Distribution (LibDib), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant Read More

How Retailers Benefit When Distribution Is Done Differently.

December 1, 2017

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I received an email from a key buyer asking me to outline the benefits of LibDib to retailers such as himself. Read More

Liberation Distribution Updates Three-Tier System

November 30, 2017

Source: LibDib_Brewbound_11.30.17 Read More

Web-based beer distribution platform adds tools for geo-targeting, pricing, notifications

November 29, 2017

The third-tier of the industry is awesome when it works as intended — as an independent mechanism for connecting beer producers with beer sellers. This Read More

LibDib and The Evolution of the Three-Tier System

November 28, 2017

Posted on November 28, 2017 San Jose, CA, November 28, 2017 -Liberation DistributionTM (LibDibTM), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform Read More

From Wine to Silicon Valley, It’s All About Selling

November 20, 2017

I spent 20 years selling and marketing wine. I have a decent palate (especially after taking the Advanced WSET and Intro to Sommelier courses) and Read More

Distribution Reinvented: Beverage distributors harness technology to keep pace with consumer demand

November 10, 2017

Posted by Janice Cessna | Nov 10, 2017 | Beer, Cider, Management, Marketing, Mead, Spirits, Wine | 0 |   When Prohibition was repealed in Read More

Evolution is the Answer

November 10, 2017

The three-tier system. Those few words bring up a lot of emotion in the beverage industry. Repeal. Reform. Alternatives. I get it. Twenty years ago, Read More

Ingenuity and Technology Making Advances for the Wine Industry

November 7, 2017

Source: https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/11/07/ingenuity-technology-advances-wine-industry Read More

Amazon, Whole Foods, Online Wine Sales, and What I Think it Means

October 27, 2017

I have received a ton of emails this week based on the news about Amazon shutting down its online wine sales. Some people (mostly not Read More

A Sad Week: Fires in Wine Country

October 17, 2017

Last week was a hard week. A terrible week really. It’s truly heartbreaking to see the fires unfold in the North Bay. Our thoughts are Read More

Alcohol Distribution Tech Start-Up Liberation Distribution Announces Growth

September 28, 2017

San Jose, CA (September 27, 2017) —Liberation Distribution (LibDib), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol, announced Read More

LibDib Goes to D.C.: My Foray Into Politics and Other Stuff

September 27, 2017

I am exhilarated after two trips to the East Coast over the past 14 days.  Week one, I visited NY and D.C. for two amazing Read More

San Jose Based Alcohol Distribution Tech Start-Up, Liberation Distribution (LibDib), is Growing and Hiring

September 27, 2017

San Jose, CA, September 27, 2017 – Liberation Distribution (LibDib), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol, Read More

New Digital Platforms Connect the Tiers

September 27, 2017

Transformative technology has been bringing old-world industries into the digital age with ever-increasing fervor, and several web-based technology offerings are making an attempt to update Read More

A Pathway to Wholesale Success for the Small Producer

September 25, 2017

“There is an inherent David and Goliath dynamic in three-tier distribution,” says Brian Rosen, owner of BevStrat. “It is skewed toward the top 300 brands globally, Read More

A Glimpse Into The Future of Women in Our Industry

September 21, 2017

I had the fortunate opportunity to attend two great events in New York and Washington, D.C. last week. Interestingly enough, they were both centered around Read More

Running a Small Business: What I’ve Learned About Priorities

September 13, 2017

I’m a small business owner for the first time in my life and I must say, over the past year I’ve learned a lot. I Read More

A Message to Retailers: It’s Time to Get Crafty

September 6, 2017

It seems everyone in the industry is talking about how independent retailers can survive in the age of Amazon. We love Brad Rosen’s article “Did Read More

Cheryl Durzy quoted in Wine Business Monthly

September 1, 2017

Source: LibDib_WineBusinessMonthlyQuote_Sept2017.pdf Read More

Distribution for the Small Winery

September 1, 2017

Cheryl Murphy Durzy has had a lot of time to consider how conventional interstate wine distribution could be more practical and efficient for small wine Read More

Promoting for Makers: It’s Hard To Do Marketing When It’s Your Own Business

August 29, 2017

Like you, I’m a small business owner and like you, I struggle getting everything done each day. There’s just not enough time! And that’s why Read More

How to Work the Market: A Quick Makers Guide to Selling

August 23, 2017

Working the market. Everyone talks about it but how do you really work a market? Who do you target and how much time should you Read More

Sales Strategies: Sell it yourself, hire a broker or hire a sales team

August 18, 2017

You’re on LibDib. You’ve posted your products. You’ve created a nice-looking page. You’ve figured out a competitive retail price. What’s next? Selling. Ugh you say. Read More

Lib Dib Considering Partnerships for Expansion

August 10, 2017

Earlier this year Liberation Distribution (LibDib), a web-based alcohol distribution platform, made its debut in New York and California picking up around 150 suppliers in Read More

OND…..Act Now!

August 8, 2017

OND: October, November, December. The three-month period when distributors do not allow new brands, work-withs, price changes, new product introductions, or pretty much anything supplier Read More

Direct To Trade 2.0 – Timing is Everything

August 1, 2017

When I founded WineDirect in 2002, we knew that DTC was going to be an essential sales channel for wineries and our goal was to Read More

The Beer Goddess: LibDib, A New Web-Based Alcohol-Distribution System, Is Bringing Together Small Breweries and Eager Retailers

July 31, 2017

What’s just as important as making good craft beer? Making sure it is available to the people who want to enjoy it. Ever since the Read More

LibDib: Our first 100 days….and counting

July 31, 2017

Wow, it’s been a while since my last blog post! Things have really been crazy in LibDib land (good crazy!) I was in New York Read More

Tech Spreads East

July 17, 2017

Article in The Tasting Panel magazine, July 2017 Source: http://digital.copcomm.com/i/844641-july-2017/0?m4= Read More

Web-based alcohol distributor LibDib ends first 100 days with 600 brands

July 11, 2017

Click below to read the full article on Craft Brewing Business… https://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/news/web-based-alcohol-distribution-libdib-ends-first-100-days-with-600-brands/ Read More

A new distributor gives small brands an even footing

July 6, 2017

In an era of craft everything, how do small startup brands find traction in a marketplace dominated by big brands with enormous advertising budgets? A Read More

Web-based alcohol distributor LibDib ends first 100 days with 600 brands

July 5, 2017

Read the full article on Wine Industry Advisor, Afternoon Brief Newsletter Source: https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/07/05/afternoon-brief-903 Read More

Liberation Distribution Approaches 600 Available Products

July 5, 2017

San Jose, CA — Liberation Distribution (LibDib), the first alcohol distributor and technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based sales platform, is celebrating the first Read More

Liberation Distribution (LibDib) Celebrates First 100 Days

June 30, 2017

Liberation DistributionTM (LibDibTM), the first alcohol distributor and technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based sales platform, is celebrating the first 100 days since Read More

Sales, Sales, Sales

June 29, 2017

I have spent a week on the road with clients. 3 days at LibDib launch party working with company leadership on the changing three tier Read More

Disruptive Dist Platforms Make Their Cases; B2B E-Commerce “In Its Infancy”; Can Cost Profit Long Term?

June 21, 2017

Three different cos with disruptive distribution platforms all look to address mkt access issues in different ways, per Brewbound Session panel last week with Liberation Read More

Liberating the Alcohol Distribution System on Booze Business

June 20, 2017

Booze Business Blog wrote a few words in June 2017 about our platform! Read it below: http://www.boozebusiness.com/liberating-the-alcohol-distribution-system Read More

Liberating the Alcohol Distribution System on DrinkWire

June 20, 2017

The actual name of the company setting out to address the booze business wholesaler problems is Liberation Distribution (known as LibDib). The Founder/CEO is Cheryl Durzy and Read More

Network and Exchange Ideas at the Top Conference for Brewery Entrepreneurs and Executives

June 15, 2017

Serious beer industry professionals gather twice a year at the Brewbound Session to exchange ideas, discuss the state of the industry and learn strategies for Read More

The Three Tier System Can (And Will) Work for Everyone

June 14, 2017

Every day I talk to around three to four Makers about LibDib. Makers who have products on the platform, some who just signed up and Read More

Libdib Launches First Web-based Three-tier Alcohol Distribution Platform

June 4, 2017

From June 2017, Go Wine’s article highlights our launch and our platform. Read it here: https://www.go-wine.com/wine-article-364-libdib-launches-first-webbased-threetier-alcohol-distribution-platform.html Read More

Wine Article: Libdib Launches First Web-based Three-tier Alcohol Distribution Platform

June 4, 2017

Alcohol distribution has not changed since the inception of the three-tier system at the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Today, a new path to distribution Read More

Wineries Choose New Importers

June 2, 2017

Liberation Distribution (LibDib), which describes itself as the first alcohol distributor and technology company to offer a three-tier compliant Web-based platform, opened for business in Read More

Supplier News: Liberation Distribution (LibDib) is Now Available to Restaurants, Bars and Retailers in New York

June 1, 2017

Read the full article on Wine Industry Advisor, Afternoon Brief Newsletter Source: https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/06/01/afternoon-brief-881 Read More

The Little Things About Logistics

May 31, 2017

A lot of LibDib Makers have been asking questions about packaging and shipping. It’s really interesting coming from the wine side of things. Wineries have Read More

The Three Tier System Can Hurt You

May 20, 2017

By Brian Rosen I am in NYC this week for the USA Trade Tasting. If you have not been in New York City in May, Read More

Feet on the Street and Selling

May 11, 2017

Your products are on the LibDib platform. Congrats! You now have wholesale distribution and your products are searchable and presented beautifully to buyers all over the state. However, just because they are there it doesn’t mean the stuff will sell itself….

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How Cheryl Durzy Plans to Help Really Small Wineries, Breweries, Distillers

May 8, 2017

She’s launched a new firm, Liberation Distribution.  Hear, in her own words, how it may change the distribution options available to producers — especially small Read More

A Little Story….

May 2, 2017

I was thinking this morning about LibDib and why I decided to go on this path of the high-tech start-up, two-sided marketplace, never sleep well Read More

Cheryl Durzy Launches LibDib for Web-Based Distribution

April 27, 2017

Taking a cue from on-demand service apps such as Uber and CropMobster, wine industry veteran Cheryl Durzy has launched Liberation Distribution TM (aka LibDib), a web-based distribution platform Read More

Disruption Brewing: Local alcohol distribution company helps the little guy

April 27, 2017

Source: http://southvalley.com/liberation-distribution/ Read More

What I have to say about Pricing, which is a lot, but bear with me

April 26, 2017

Many Makers have been asking us here at LibDib about pricing. They want to know how best to price their products and then submit an Read More

Margin, Margin, Margin

April 14, 2017

Distribution, done differently. That is our motto. And it resonates true in everything that we do. The LibDib model is different than the traditional wholesaler Read More

Small Brands Need a Better Fit in the Market

April 12, 2017

By Brian Rosen In my role as National Spokesperson for Liberation Distribution I have been making the rounds at industry meetings and events for the last few months. Read More

The Adult Beverage Version of the Berlin Wall has Fallen

April 5, 2017

Today, Phase II of Liberation Distribution launched. This is the second phase for reunited brands and retailers. This is the phase where orphaned brands can now find their homes on shelves without having to scale the wall or mire in the that middle area known as the “death strip” That area where you are with a distributor you don’t like or doesn’t sell you as a priority. That is really a slow, painful march towards out of business.

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